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by Orison Swett Marden
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LibriVox recording of An Iron Will , by Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924). Read by Ruth Golding. Orison Swett Marden was well-known at the turn of the 20th century for his inspirational and spiritual books of self-help. This one deals with the importance of a man developing his own will-power. Swett Marden here offers advice on how to achieve success and how to overcome disappointments through self-belief, persistence and determination, all within a spiritual and moral framework. For further...
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by P. T. Barnum
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LibriVox recording of The Art of Money Getting, or Golden Rules for Making Money , by P. T. Barnum. Read by Ruth Golding. Although Barnum considered himself primarily a showman and his main goal was to put money in his own pocket, this little book, subtitled Golden Rules for Making Money does have a good deal of common sense about how to make money, and perhaps more importantly, how to keep it once you've made it. Of course, having been written nearly a century and a half ago, some of the...
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by John Prosper Carmel
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LibriVox recording of Blottentots and How to Make Them by John Prosper Carmel. Read in English by Ruth Golding. This is very short, but it is a book with lots of pictures, and it will be even better if you can look at the pictures in the book at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44898 while you listen to the verses. There are many short verses: the first verses tell you how to make a blottentot with a blot of ink on a piece of paper. You then fold the paper and press it gently to spread out the...
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by Gabriel Tarde
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LibriVox recording of Underground Man by Gabriel Tarde (1843 - 1904). (Translated by Cloudesley Shovell Henry Brereton (1863 - 1937).) Read in English by Ruth Golding. This post-apocalyptic novella tells the story of the downfall of civilisation and mankind following a solar cataclysm in the late 20th century. To survive, the remnants of humanity had to build a new civilization underground in the complete absence of all species except mankind, choosing to base it only on love and beauty, the...
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by Thomas More
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LibriVox recording of Utopia by Sir Thomas More (1478 - 1535), translated by Ralph Robinson (1520 - 1577), with an introduction by William Morris (1834 - 1896). Read in English by Ruth Golding. Originally entitled A frutefull pleasaunt, and wittie worke of the beste state of publique weale, & of the newe yle, called Utopia: written in Latine , by ... Syr Thomas More knyght, and translated into Englishe by Raphe Robynson ... The first book tells of the traveller Raphael Hythloday, to whom...
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by E. L. Blanchard
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LibriVox recording of Whittington and his Cat by E. L. Blanchard (1820 - 1889). Read in English by Cori Samuel; Andy Minter; Jc Guan; mb; Philippa; Anne Cheng; Anna Roberts; Ruth Golding; David Lawrence; Tom; TriciaG; lkku; Lucy Perry; Kim Stich; Phil Chenevert. Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E. L. Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in 1875. Pantomimes are a favourite Christmas...
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by Castello Newton Holford
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LibriVox recording of Aristopia by Castello Newton Holford. Read in English by Ruth Golding. Aristopia: A Romance-History of the New World (published 1895) is truly an alternative history. It is an imagination of how the continent of North America might have developed if one man with the vision, altruism and determination to build a state for the benefit of all its people had been in the happy position of having wealth enough to make his dream a reality. It is an interesting book which deserves...
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Topics: librivox, audiobooks, exploration, America, war, Independence, utopian, idealism, Virginia,...
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by Saki (H. H. Munro)
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LibriVox recording of The Westminster Alice , by Saki (1870 - 1916). Read by Ruth Golding. Published five years before John Kendrick Bangs had the same idea with Alice in Blunderland , Saki, in his 1902 series of satirical articles, takes an Alice in Wonderland view of British politics, which Alice finds even stranger than events in Wonderland. In all honesty, owing to its extremely topical nature this political satire hasn't worn well, which explains why it has virtually sunk without trace. To...
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by Thomas W. Hanshew
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LibriVox recording of Cleek of Scotland Yard , by Thomas W. Hanshew (1857–1914). Read by Ruth Golding. Hamilton Cleek is back - or is he? Margot, Queen of the Apaches (the notorious French criminal gang) has been released on bail and vanished, Mr. Narkom has a series of inexplicable murders to solve, there is talk of revolution in Mauravania. And Cleek is missing. Hold on to your hats for another thrilling ride as murder, espionage, bombs and political intrigue rear their ugly heads....
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain , by Charles Dickens. Read by Ruth Golding. The last of Dickens' Christmas novellas (1848), The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain centres around Professor Redlaw, a teacher of chemistry, whose personal life has been marred by sorrow and, he feels, by wrongs done to him in his past. He is haunted by his ghostly twin, who offers him the opportunity to forget completely all 'sorrow, wrong and trouble', claiming that this will make him...
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by Selina Gaye
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LibriVox.org recording of The World's Lumber Room, a gossip about some of its contents , by Selina Gaye (1840 - 1914). Read by Ruth Golding. If this book were written today, it would be called "The Story of the World's Rubbish". That may not sound a promising subject for a book, but we are taken on a journey all over the world (and beyond) to explain the many varieties of dust and refuse - animal, vegetable and mineral - how it is made both by man and by nature, what happens to it,...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Human Machine , by Arnold Bennett (1867-1931). Read by Ruth Golding. Bennett asks us to consider our brains as the most wonderful machine, a machine which is the only thing in this world that we can control. As he writes: "I am simply bent on calling your attention to a fact which has perhaps wholly or partially escaped you -- namely, that you are the most fascinating bit of machinery that ever was." As ever, his prose is honeyed, his thoughts inspired, and...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Self and Self-management: Essays about Existing , by Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931). Read by Ruth Golding. Bennett's essays always provide food for thought and bring a wry smile to the lips. Human nature, it appears, changes little over the ages, and Bennett's writing stands the test of time, though in the case of some of the essays in this eclectic collection, it is well to remember that they were written at the time of the First World War and the fight for women's...
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by Henry W. Lucy
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LibriVox recording of East by West: a Journey in the Recess, Vol. II, by Henry W. Lucy. Read by Ruth Golding. East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East in 1883, within two or three decades of the American Civil War, the Indian Mutiny and the end of Japan's isolation from the western world. Lucy was one of the most influential journalists of his day and, as "Toby M.P.", a noted humorist in Punch...
Topics: librivox, audiobook, history, memoirs, travel, Japan, India, Ceylon, Aden, Suez, Malaya, Penang,...
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by Katherine Jewell Everts
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LibriVox recording of The Speaking Voice: principles of training simplified and condensed , by Katherine Jewell Everts. Read by Ruth Golding . From the Preface of The Speaking Voice : "This book offers a method of voice training which is the result of a deliberate effort to simplify and condense, for general use, the principles which are fundamental to all recognized systems of vocal instruction. It contains practical directions accompanied by simple and fundamental exercises, first for...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Cricket on the Hearth , by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Read by Ruth Golding . The tale of John Peerybingle, the good-hearted carrier, and his young wife Mary ('Dot'), interwoven with the story of poor toymaker Caleb Plummer, his beloved blind daughter Bertha, and the harsh old toy merchant Tackleton, who is due to marry May Fielding, a childhood friend of Dot. Comic relief is provided by Tilly Slowboy, the disaster-prone nursemaid of John and Dot's baby, and Boxer,...
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by Justin McCarthy
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LibriVox recording of The Riddle Ring , by Justin McCarthy (1830–1912). Read by Ruth Golding . This romantic mystery - or mysterious romance - tells the tale of jilted lover, Jim Conrad, who discovers an unusual gold ring while on a visit to Paris. What is the story of the ring? Why is Clelia Vine so sad? Who is the nameless 'chief'? And how is a dour English barber in a Parisian salon mixed up in all this? The novel, published in 1896, was written by Justin McCarthy, an Irish nationalist,...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Feast of St. Friend, a Christmas Book by Arnold Bennett. Read by Ruth Golding . In this short book, Arnold Bennett shares his views on Christmas as the season of goodwill. As always, Bennett's writing includes some thought-provoking ideas liberally spiced with his wry sense of humour, and as always too, you can barely believe it was written so long ago. This was published exactly 100 years ago, in 1911. (Introduction by Ruth Golding) For further information, including...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Wonderful Garden or The Three C.'s (1911), by Edith Nesbit (1858–1924). Read by Ruth Golding Do you believe in magic? Caroline, Charles and Charlotte do, and nothing that happens during their summer holiday at their great uncle's house does anything to diminish that belief. There the Three C.'s find a wonderful garden and some very old books, resulting in escapades which do not necessarily please the grown-ups. E. Nesbit, as usual, transports us back to the hazy...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, children, fantasy, adventure, magic, flowers, language of flowers
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Chimes , by Charles Dickens. Read by Ruth Golding . The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844. Its contemporary setting is the "Hungry Forties", a time of social and political unrest, and the book has a strong moral message. It remained popular for many years, although its fame has since been eclipsed by that of A Christmas Carol , the first of the...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, christmas books, new year, poverty, social history, the poor, bells, Victorian
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by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
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LibriVox recording of The Riddle of the Frozen Flame , by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew. Read by Ruth Golding . Another full-length mystery story featuring Hamilton Cleek, whom we met first in Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces . This time, Cleek investigates the sinister disappearance of people and the mysterious appearance of flames at night in the desolate Fens, and his friend Superintendent Narkom of Scotland Yard tries to solve some tricky cases of bank robberies in London. While...
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by John Leighton
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LibriVox recording of Christmas Comes but Once a Year (1850), by Luke Limner, pseudonym of the illustrator John Leighton. Read by Ruth Golding . A Christmas tale of John Brown's ghastly family (suburban snobs), Captain Bonaventure de Camp and his equally awful brood (a dubious crew), and poor Soavo Spohf, organist of St. Stiff the Martyr, gifted in musical ability but not blessed in looks or love. No-one could call this a great work of literature, but it definitely raises a few chuckles and it...
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by Albert Kinross
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LibriVox recording of The Fearsome Island , by Albert Kinross. Read by Ruth Golding . No ordinary sailor's tale, this. Based allegedly on the real experiences of Silas Fordred, Master Mariner of Hythe, this is a story of shipwreck on an uncharted island and his supernatural adventures there with a witch, a hairy man, and various devilish devices and traps. The author, Kinross, adds an appendix purporting to explain the marvels which Fordred encountered. Kinross claims to have stolen the...
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by Arthur Graeme West
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LibriVox recording of The Diary of a Dead Officer , by Arthur Graeme West. Read by Ruth Golding . Published posthumously in 1919, this collection of diary entries presents a scathing picture of army life and is said to be one of the most vivid accounts of daily life in the trenches. It chronicles West's increasing disillusion with war and his move toward pacifist and atheist beliefs. The final part consists of his powerful war poems, including God, How I Hate You, You Young Cheerful Men , and...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, World War One, WWI, war poet, war poetry, First World War, pacifism, atheism,...
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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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LibriVox recording of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes , by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read by Ruth Golding . A collection of twelve short stories featuring Conan Doyle's legendary detective, originally published as single stories in Strand Magazine and subsequently collected into a single volume. There is not always a crime committed nor a culprit to find, and when there is, Holmes does not invariably get his man. However, his extraordinary powers of deduction generally solve the mystery, often...
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by Henry W. Lucy
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LibriVox recording of East by West: a Journey in the Recess, Vol. I, by Henry W. Lucy. Read by Ruth Golding . East by West: a Journey in the Recess is an account of British journalist Henry Lucy's travels across America and on to the Far East during the parliamentary recess in 1883. Lucy was one of the most influential journalists of his day and, as "Toby M.P.", a noted humorist in Punch magazine. His acute powers of observation and light touch make this a most engaging book. It is a...
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by Thomas W. Hanshew
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LibriVox recording of Cleek: The Man of the Forty Faces , by Thomas W. Hanshew (1857–1914). Read by Ruth Golding . Meet Hamilton Cleek - man of mystery, and master of disguise and derring-do. Cleek's exploits are, to say the least, highly improbable, but the book is enormous fun. The goodies are good and the baddies are very bad indeed, but beware - things are not always what they seem. Suspend your disbelief and enjoy a rattling good yarn! Cleek is the central figure in dozens of short...
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by Various
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LibriVox recording of My First Book , by various authors. Read by Ruth Golding and Patti Cunningham. This is not a children's book, as may be supposed from the title, but a collection of essays first published in The Idler magazine, in which over twenty well-known writers describe with characteristic style and humour their experiences in producing their first book... and getting it published. The book is profusely illustrated, not only with portraits of the authors, but also with scenes and...
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by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew
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LibriVox recording of The Riddle of the Purple Emperor , by Mary E. Hanshew and Thomas W. Hanshew. Read by Ruth Golding . Orphan Lady Margaret Cheyne returns home on her eighteenth birthday to live with her embittered maiden aunt and to take up her inheritance of the family jewels. The Cheyne jewels include a pendant featuring the Purple Emperor, a priceless jewel looted from a temple during the Indian Mutiny. During her time at school in Paris, Lady Margaret has met and fallen in love with Sir...
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by Arnold Kennedy
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LibriVox recording of Merry Clappum Junction , or, The Strange Adventures of the New Zealand Express & a Boy: a quick train of thought by Arnold Kennedy (1853-1938). Read and sung by Ruth Golding . This is a jolly little book about a little boy, a dog, a train and a house. But not an ordinary train, oh no, and not an ordinary house either! And there are songs, too. The Preface is short, dull and only for the grown-ups. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For further information, including links to...
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by Lehmann, Lilli
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LibriVox recording of How to Sing (Meine Gesangskunst) , by Lilli Lehmann (1848-1929), translated by Richard Aldrich (1863-1937). Read by Ruth Golding . Lilli Lehmann, born Elisabeth Maria Lehmann, was a German operatic soprano of phenomenal versatility. She was also a voice teacher. She wrote: "Every serious artist has a sincere desire to help others reach the goal—the goal toward which all singers are striving: to sing well and beautifully." This is the 1915 second (expanded)...
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by John Munro
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Electricity , by John Munro. Read by Ruth Golding . In the book's preface, the author writes: "Let anyone stop to consider how he individually would be affected if all electrical service were suddenly to cease, and he cannot fail to appreciate the claims of electricity to attentive study." In these days when we take for granted all kinds of technology - communications, entertainment, medical, military, industrial and domestic - it is interesting to...
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by Grant Allen
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LibriVox recording of The British Barbarians , by Grant Allen. Read by Ruth Golding . After Civil Servant Philip Christy crosses paths with the mysterious Bertram Ingledew in the respectable suburb of Brackenhurst, Philip and his sister Frida, married to the wealthy Scot Robert Monteith, become friends with the stranger. Bertram has some unconventional concepts about society, and as the story unfolds, his beliefs and actions cause much disruption in the family and the neighbourhood. Who is...
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by Jerome K. Jerome
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LibriVox recording of Told after Supper by Jerome K. Jerome. Read by Ruth Golding. It is Christmas Eve, and the narrator, his uncle and sundry other local characters are sitting round the fire drinking copious quantities of whisky punch and telling ghost stories until bedtime, when... But no, I won't spoil the fun. This is a little gem: Jerome at his tongue-in-cheek best. (Summary by Ruth Golding) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader information, RSS...
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women , by Arnold Bennett. Read by Ruth Golding. In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking collection of articles, published in 1911, Bennett offers his thoughts on exercising your mind, organising your life, marriage, happiness and other pocket philosophies. The book stands the test of time, and much is still relevant and amusing - perhaps even more so, with nearly 100 years of hindsight, than when it was originally written....
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by Grant Allen
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LibriVox recording of The Woman Who Did , by Grant Allen. Read by Ruth Golding. Most times, especially in the time when this book was written (1895), it is just as nature and society would wish: a man and woman "fall in love" and get married. But it is not so for Herminia Barton and Alan Merrick. They do indeed fall in love, but Herminia has a deeply held belief in freedom for women, and she holds immutable views against what she perceives as the slavery of marriage. Alan unwillingly...
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by Thomas Frost
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LibriVox recording of In Kent with Charles Dickens , by Thomas Frost. Read by Ruth Golding. By his own admission, Thomas Frost found it hard to make a living from his writing, and no doubt he used the name of Dickens in the title of this book to boost sales. Frost tells a good tale, and the book is not only of interest to enthusiasts of Dickens and the county of Kent. He includes some of Dickens' own descriptions of locations, as well as regaling us with anecdotes about towns and villages which...
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by Jerome K. Jerome
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LibriVox recording of Tea-table Talk , by Jerome K. Jerome. Read by Ruth Golding. As the New York Times said in 1903, this lesser-known work by Jerome K. Jerome does not display "the wit of Congreve or even the glittering sort Mr. Jerome employs in some of his other books." It takes the form of imaginary conversations between the writer and a number of un-named characters at the afternoon tea table. The Woman of the World, the Old Maid, the Girton Girl, the Philosopher and the Minor...
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by Richard Jefferies
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LibriVox recording of After London, or Wild England , by Richard Jefferies. Read by Ruth Golding . Jefferies' novel can be seen as an early example of "post-apocalyptic fiction." After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. The first part of the book, "The Relapse into Barbarism", is the account by some later historian of the fall of civilisation and its...
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LibriVox recording of The Magic City , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding . Philip and Lucy discover that the city Philip has built using toys, books and household objects, has come alive. This is the account of their incredible adventures in those magical lands, where they meet characters from books and history, mythical beasts, and many other nice (and not so nice) people and creatures. As with all Edith Nesbit's tales, The Magic City has generous helpings of humour, imagination and...
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A LibriVox collection of short poems and readings, both religious and secular, on death and bereavement, read by Ruth Golding. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, or other languages or formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org . Download M4B (16MB)
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by Frederick G. Aflalo
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LibriVox recording of Birds in the Calendar , by Frederick G. Aflalo. Read by Ruth Golding. Delightful sketches of British wild birds - a bird for every month of the year from the pheasant in January to the robin in December. This collection of articles, reprinted in book form from the periodical The Outlook , is full of fascinating information about bird behaviour and habitat, as well as many interesting anecdotes. Out of date in some respects, particularly in its reference to the (now...
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by Emily Bronte
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LibriVox recording of Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Read by Ruth Golding. Emily Brontë's only novel, published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, tells the tale of the all-encompassing and passionate, yet thwarted, love between Heathcliff and Catherine Earnshaw, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and many around them. Now considered a classic of English literature, Wuthering Heights met with mixed reviews by critics when it first appeared, with many horrified...
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by E. Nesbit
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LibriVox recording of The Magic World , by E. Nesbit. Read by Ruth Golding. Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in...
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by Walter Besant
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LibriVox recording of The History of London , by Walter Besant. Read by Ruth Golding. Walter Besant was a novelist and historian, and his topographical and historical writings, ranging from prehistoric times to the nineteenth century, were probably best known through the detailed 10-volume Survey of London published after his death. This earlier single volume covers, in less depth, the whole period from prehistory until the 19th century. The book appears originally to have been written for...
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by John Kendrick Bangs
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LibriVox recording of Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream , by John Kendrick Bangs. Read by Ruth Golding. From Alice in Blunderland : "Certain of our members claim that they have a right to sell their votes for $500 apiece--" "Mercy!" cried Alice, "Why, that is--that is terrible." "It certainly is," said the March Hare ruefully, it's rotten. Here I've been holding out for $1,250 for mine, and these duffers want to go in for a cut rate that will...
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by Henry W. Lucy
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LibriVox recording of Faces and Places by Henry W. Lucy. Read by Ruth Golding. (Re-recorded February, 2010) Faces and Places is a collection of articles on nineteenth century travel, events and personalities by the British journalist Henry Lucy, who wrote for the Daily News, a London newspaper. His open letter To Those About to Become Journalists rings as true today as when it was written. The travel tales A Night on a Mountain , Oysters and Arcachon , Easter on Les Avants , and Mosquitoes and...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of A House to Let, by Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell and Adelaide Anne Procter. Read by Ruth Golding. A House to Let is a novella originally published in 1858 in the Christmas edition of Dickens' Household Words magazine. Each of the contributors wrote a chapter (stories within a story, and in the case of Adelaide Anne Procter, as a story in verse) and the whole was edited by Dickens. The plot concerns an elderly woman, Sophonisba, who notices signs of...
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by D. H. Lawrence
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Librivox recording of Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence. Read by Ruth Golding. Women in Love is a novel by British author D. H. Lawrence published in 1920. It is a sequel to his earlier novel The Rainbow (1915), and follows the continuing loves and lives of the Brangwen sisters, Gudrun and Ursula. Gudrun Brangwen, an artist, pursues a destructive relationship with Gerald Crich, an industrialist. Lawrence contrasts this pair with the love that develops between Ursula and Rupert Birkin, an...
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by Rees Howell Gronow
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LibriVox recording of Reminiscences of Captain Gronow , by Captain Rees Howell Gronow. Read by Ruth Golding. A collection of memoirs about the Peninsular War, the Battle of Waterloo, and society and personalities of Regency London and 19th century Paris, by a sometime Grenadier Guards officer, unsuccessful parliamentarian, and dandy. Gronow displays some social attitudes of the day which would now be regarded as unacceptable, but is a clever raconteur who brings to life both the horrors of war...
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by Edwin Abbott Abbott
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LibriVox recording of Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions, by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Read by Ruth Golding. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is an 1884 science fiction novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott. As a satire, Flatland offered pointed observations on the social hierarchy of Victorian culture. However, the novella's more enduring contribution is its examination of dimensions; in a foreword to one of the many publications of the novella, noted science writer...
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by Charles Dickens
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LibriVox recording of The Seven Poor Travellers, by Charles Dickens. Read by Ruth Golding. One of Dickens' Christmas stories, this was first published as part of the Christmas number of Household Words for 1854. The first chapter relates Dickens' visit to the ancient Richard Watts's Charity at Rochester. The second chapter is the touching story of "Richard Doubledick", which Dickens supposedly told the travellers, and Dickens' journey home on Christmas morning provides the short...
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